Public Policy and Politics
January 23, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA presents 2015 President’s Fulfilling the Dream Award
The University of Georgia presented four awards to Athens and university community members for exemplary community service Jan. 23 as part of the 12th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast sponsored by UGA, the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government and the Clarke County School District.
January 20, 2015 | Events on Campus
Cambodian author, human rights activist to give UGA’s first Betty Jean Craige Lecture
Loung Ung, an author and human rights activist who as a child in the 1970s survived the genocide by the Khmer Rouge in her native Cambodia, will give the inaugural Betty Jean Craige Lecture at the University of Georgia on Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.
January 13, 2015 | Research News
New model predicts Ebola epidemic in Liberia could be ended by June
The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely be eliminated by June 2015 if the current high rate of hospitalization and vigilance can be maintained, according to a new model developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University.
January 9, 2015 | General News
Rodrigues named associate dean for faculty development at UGA law school
The University of Georgia School of Law's Usha Rodrigues has been named the school's new associate dean for faculty development. In this role, she will work closely with the law school's faculty, especially its untenured professors, to expand and promote scholarly activities.
January 8, 2015 | General News
UGA Media Archives improves access to rare Nixon interview footage
The University of Georgia Libraries is using new technology to improve access to more than 30 hours of rare videotaped interviews with former President Richard M. Nixon.
January 7, 2015 | Events on Campus
UGA School of Law to host Ebola panel covering domestic and international issues
The University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy will host a panel discussion on domestic and international issues relating to the Ebola virus on Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
January 6, 2015 | Events on Campus
Former judge Glenda Hatchett to deliver 2015 Holmes-Hunter Lecture at UGA
Glenda Hatchett, best-known for her nationally syndicated show "Judge Hatchett" and now a senior attorney with the Hatchett Firm, will deliver the 2015 Holmes-Hunter Lecture Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in the University of Georgia Chapel.
January 2, 2015 | Research News
UGA researchers awarded grant to study impact of painkiller abuse policies
State policies that curb the abuse of opioid prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin may be having some unintended side effects-and hurting those who need the medications the most.
December 23, 2014 | General News
UGA law school receives $3.4 million from the estate of the late Gov. Sanders
The University of Georgia School of Law has received a $3.4 million gift from the estate of former Georgia Gov. Carl E. Sanders. Approximately $2.4 million will be used to create the Carl E. Sanders Law Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to law students. The remainder of the gift will be added to the Carl E. Sanders Chair in Political Leadership Fund, which was established in 2002 to support a faculty position for someone to "educate students about the roles of law and lawyers in shaping public policy and about the role of lawyers in positions of leadership."
December 23, 2014 | General News
UGA law graduate Sally Yates nominated for U.S. deputy attorney general
President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Sally Quillian Yates, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, to become U.S. deputy attorney general.
December 12, 2014 | Research News
UGA receives $1.3 million to improve behavioral health care for at-risk youth, their families
Behavioral health needs are a growing issue in Georgia, particularly among transitional youth ages of 18 to 25. A new three-year, $1.3 million grant is helping the University of Georgia School of Social Work address these needs.
December 9, 2014 | General News
Lawmakers explore 2015 legislative agenda during 29th Biennial Institute
Members of the Georgia General Assembly convened in Athens Dec. 7-9 for the 29th Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators, coordinated by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government to help lawmakers prepare for the next legislative cycle.
December 8, 2014 | Research News
UGA research reveals public servants individually motivated to help environment
New University of Georgia research shows that while on the job, public servants contribute not just to mandated sustainability but also to discretionary eco-friendly initiatives of their own.
December 5, 2014 | Research News
UGA researcher examines Abernathy v. Sullivan and citizen journalism
A new article detailing the relationship of two U.S. Supreme Court cases and how they work together to uphold freedom of expression has been published in the Georgia Law Review by William E. Lee, professor of journalism in the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
December 2, 2014 | Honors & Awards
UGA School of Law teams named finalists at two competitions
Two University of Georgia School of Law teams recently finished as finalists in the 15th Annual William W. Daniel National Invitational Mock Trial Competition and the Fifth Annual Mercer University School of Law Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition.